The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

Towards the end of the NES life Konami released licensed games targeted at western gamers rather than sequels to their intellectual properties.  Tiny Toon Adventures, Mission Impossible, and Bucky O’Hare were among this crop but they even had obscure licenses...
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Youkai Club

Youkai Club

As the NES rose to prominence platformers took over the market with every publisher getting in on it.  Even though we got our fair share there were 3 times as many platformers that didn’t come to the US.  Of course...
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Hook

Hook

Movie licensed video games were on average absolutely dreadful during the 8 and 16-bit era.  Sure you could blame this on the films publishers chose to create tie-ins to; I don’t think anyone expected Beethoven’s 2nd to light up the...
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Devastator

Devastator

In America the Sega CD is often looked back on as a wasteland full of terrible FMV games and licensed junk.  That is true to an extent but when you dig deeper it has an alright library of diverse games. ...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It’s no slight exaggeration to say that every kid across the country wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game back in the 80s.  If you didn’t then sue your parents because your childhood was robbed.  Turtlemania swept the country...
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Mega Man 8

Mega Man 8

It’s no secret that certain people at Sony in the US frowned upon 2d games.  While a few snuck by early on it would take a change in leadership before the floodgates would open.  Can you imagine if Mega Man...
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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Going into 1993 Sega had built up a tremendous amount of momentum due to their success with Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  That led to more third parties hopping on board.  Capcom would be one of the last holdouts along with...
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Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7

If you thought the wait for Mega Man X was bad the continuation of the original series would not hit the SNES until its final years.  By the time Mega Man 7 was released Mega Man X3 was a few...
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Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6 holds the distinction of being one of the last Nintendo games released in the US, coming well into the Super Nintendo’s life.  I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that Nintendo would not have bothered publishing...
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Mega Man 5

Mega Man 5

Mega Man 4 was not a bad game but its reception was mixed.  Many of its gameplay additions brought unforeseen consequences that slowed down a tightly paced game.  Apparently it was enough for Capcom to rush a sequel into production...
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